Filipino Photographers: Buddy dela Cruz and Jon de Guzman Jr

A platform for Filipino photographers from around the world. BUDDY DELA CRUZ Buddy dela Cruz’s relationship with photography is both self-taught and self-professed. In 2002, this Office Administrator began studying basic photography on his own. A year later, he joined Lightform (LIFPG) in Dubai in 2003.  “Lightform assisted and supported me in so many ways. I believe that a photographer must have an eye for the different angles of life,” said dela Cruz. Now, he is a contributing photographer to a couple of publications, while his photography portfolio includes events, photo journalism and product photography.  Some of Buddy’s clients include Tag Huer, Beiersdorf (NIVEA), Davidoff,  UOWD, Al Hilal Bank, Estee Lauder, and Dusit Hotel. A Bulakeño who grew up in Nueva Ecija Philippines, Buddy graduated with BA degree in Marketing from Wesleyan University-Philippines in Cabanatuan City. JON DE GUZMAN JR. As an architect-interior designer in Arenco Real Estate based in Dubai, photography was a natural interest for Jon de Guzman, Jr.  “I’ve been shooting since 2009 as a hobbyist; I finished Basic and Advanced Photography at Lightform here in Dubai. After that, I found myself wanting to do more, so I started attending workshops and seminars.” From being a hobbyist, Jon now refers to himself as a serious photography enthusiast. He likes shooting people and architecture and capturing the emotions of his subject to. “Photographing people and architecture is my way of capturing memories and history,” said Jon.